Term1 2020 | Week 3

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News from the Principal

Welcome to the first newsletter for 2020.

I am proud of the way students have returned ready to begin another year at Long Street Primary. Congratulations to Long Street staff for the work they completed during the Christmas break ready for 2020.

This year we welcome new staff to Long Street and wish them well in the work they will perform.

This year’s AGM will be held on Monday 24th February in the STEM Learning Centre. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm where all staff will be introduced to the school community. If you would like to nominate for this year’s council please complete a nomination form and return it to Lisette at the front desk. Nomination forms are available from the front desk. All members currently up for renewing their membership must also complete a nomination form.

This year’s focus areas on our School Improvement Plan are Reading and Writing. There are a number of reasons based on this decision. The main reason is the evidence we have collected through testing students. There are numerous strategies that underpin this work. These are documented and will be placed on the school's website in due course.

Other learning areas still remain priorities within the school but are not published in the Site Improvement Plan.

I am currently waiting on our site's Annual Report to be returned from Central Office. This will also be published on the school’s website as soon as possible.

Bryan Rotherham,


Senior Leader Literacy

 Welcome back to school for 2020.  I trust everyone had a restful and enjoyable break and are ready to learn lots of new and interesting things this year.

 Long Street staff have been busy setting up the expectations of each class and, on the whole, students have responded well to their new classes.  It has been great seeing some of our older students assisting the new Receptions, as well as those who have transferred from other sites.  I hope these children have enjoyed their start at Long Street.

 I am working specifically with improving our site outcomes in the area of Literacy this year, as well as continuing to be your contact if you feel that your child may need some assistance with their learning.   If you would like to make an appointment to discuss any issues with me please see Lisette who will book you a time with me.

 Jodie Turpin

Senior Leader Numeracy

My name is Selena Kleinrahm and I am the new Senior Leader with a focus on Numeracy.  I would like to thank staff, students and families for the warm welcome I have received and I am enjoying being a part of such a strong school community. 

 Whilst I am new to Long Street Primary School, I have lived and worked in Whyalla for over 20 years, 15 of those at Memorial Oval Primary School.  During that time I have developed a strong interest in Numeracy and I am looking forward to working with staff, students and families at Long Street to improve student outcomes in this area. 

I look forward to meeting you all throughout the year and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues or concerns.

Mrs Kleinrahm


Student Wellbeing Leader News

Welcome to term one, 2020

For those that don’t know me, my name is Becc O’Neil and I am the new Wellbeing Leader. I have been at Long Street for six years and have had many different teaching roles within the school. I look forward to seeing how I can support you and your children within this new role.

Smith Family Referrals: The Smith Family have a great program called Learning for Life. It is a program that can help families with paying for school and the different costs associated with schooling. All families on a concession card are eligible to apply for the program. The Learning for Life program helps each child to reach their potential by supporting their education from primary through to post-school studies. If you think this is something that you would like to apply for, please make an appointment to come and discuss this with me as soon as possible.

Attendance: Attending school everyday improves a child’s future life outcomes. It supports their learning and wellbeing. Parents must make sure their child goes to school everyday. This is a parents legal responsibility. Here at LSPS we treat attendance with high importance and offer a variety of support services to assist our students with maintaining high attendance levels. We ask that parents notify the school of any non-attendance as soon as possible.

Thanks so much,

Becc O’Neil




Student Representatives

Congratulations to 2020 SRC Leaders

Room 10

Ruby Upton

Peter Daley

Room 11

Sharnie Pooley

Elijah Knibbs

Room 12

Brodie Casey

Seth Coulter

Kaylee Moana

Sophie Papadontas

Room 13

Aleah Sleep

Taiah Davidson

Brock Casey

Blake Francis

We have ordered name badges for these students and when they arrive we will present them to students at an assembly.


Learning for Life

Diary Dates


Friday 14thSA Dental Forms due
Monday 17th

Student Free Day

Tuesday 18thStudent Free Day
Monday 24thAnnual General Meeting
Wednesday 26thFamily Night
Monday 9thAdelaide Cup Day Public Holiday
Thursday 8th

Last day of term. 2.10pm finish

Friday 9thGood Friday

What's Happening in ........

......Room 13?

This term Room 13 have started the year with an enthusiastic approach and great mindsets. We have worked together to complete a range of team building and problem solving activities which allow us to get to know each other better.

We have taken the time to create a range of personal and academic goals to help keep us focused for the year ahead.

In class we have been busy preparing for the first assembly and producing our own interpretations of Picasso’s artwork.

In literacy we have been working on creating imaginative texts with strong characters and setting. We are exploring the use of figurative language and how it can make the story more engaging for the reader.


Picasso Interpretations

Around our School

2020 Staff

Community Informaton


Our fabulous STEM Café, managed by the wonderful Sandra, is a Governing Council run service funded entirely by sales made by our school community, so it relies solely on your support.

We would like to encourage all families to continue to use the STEM Café for all your yummy lunch and recess needs.

A reminder that the canteen is open for lunch orders everyday and recess on Thursday and Friday.

Have you tried our delicious slushies yet? Our current flavours are Cola and Peach and Mango.  They are only $2 and are perfect for the warm weather.


We are still collecting plastic bottle tops for Lids4Kids, an organisation that collects plastic bottle lids to be recycled and turned into 3D plastic prosthetic arms for kids. We would appreciate your assistance by washing and drying the lids before donating. Donation boxes (sorted into colours) are located just inside the library door. We appreciate your support.

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